NFL’s Jim Brown Reaches $600K Deal in Video Game Suit
LOS ANGELES (AP) — NFL Hall of Famer Jim Brown has accepted a $600,000 offer from video game maker Electronic Arts to end a lawsuit alleging the company illegally used his likeness in its NFL Madden games.
A law firm representing Brown announced the deal on Tuesday. EA had no comment.
Brown said in the lawsuit filed in Los Angeles County in 2013 that he declined to license his likeness to EA, but EA used it anyway. He accused the company of violating his right of publicity.
Brown also sued EA in federal court, but a judge dismissed the case.
Brown repeatedly led the league in rushing as a running back for the Cleveland Browns in the late 1950s and early 1960s.